Recognitions & Rankings

Category A Deemed-to-be University

Recognized as a Category A Deemed to be University by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

NITTE (Deemed to be University) is ranked 74th in NIRF 2020

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched in 2015 by Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India, to rank higher educational institutions in the country based on objective criteria to promote competitive excellence in the higher educational institutions.

  • Ranked 74th amongst Indian Universities in 2020
  • NITTE is ranked amongst the top 100 Universities in India for the fourth successive year
Discipline specific rankings of constituent colleges
  • K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA) is ranked 36th in the Discipline of Medicine by NIRF in 2020
  • A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences ranked one among the best 5 Dental colleges in INDIA by NIRF in 2020
  • Nitte Gulabi Shetty Memorial Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (NGSMIPS) is ranked 49th in the Discipline of Pharmacy by NIRF in 2020

Placed in 56-60 Rank Band in QS India University Rankings 2020

QS Rankings are based on eight indicators included to reflect priorities and challenges that are more specific to universities in the region i.e Academic reputation, Employer reputation, Faculty/student ratio, Staff with a PhD, Papers per faculty, citations per paper, International faculty and International students. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), founded in 1990 is a leading provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions. Its University rankings are recognized and followed globally by students and the higher education community.

Diamond Rating by QS I-Gauge Indian Universities Rating

QS I-GAUGE rating is administered by a joint venture of QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. of the United Kingdom and India’s ERA Foundation. QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. is a reputed body that organizes one of the most influential international University ranking systems. QS I-GAUGE rating uses an evidence driven, transparent and holistic methodology of international standards to assess institutions in six primary criteria and two secondary criteria. Institutions are rated on one of the five levels - Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond and Diamond+. The Diamond rating recognizes Nitte University’s achievements in areas like teaching-learning, faculty quality, facilities, student diversity, student outcomes, research, entrepreneurship and social responsibility.

Recognition from Statutory Regulatory Authorities

All professional and technical programs recognized by relevant Statutory Councils

  • MBBS, MD, MS and MCh - Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • BDS, MDS - Dental Council of India (DCI)
  • BPharm, MPharm, PharmD - Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • PB BSc (Nurs), BSc (Nurs), MSc (Nurs) - Indian Nursing Council (INC)
  • BArch - Council of Architecture (CoA)

"E-LEAD: E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitization” by QS I-GAUGE

Nitte (Deemed to be University) has been awarded “E-LEAD: E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitization” by QS I-GAUGE. This is in recognition of the University’s technological capabilities in support of online learning. QS-The global rankings and ratings agency through its Indian arm, QS I-GAUGE has created a methodology based on global best practices to evaluate the readiness of Educational Institutions for adopting online teaching-learning. The methodology involved an audit process of validated data and quality check of facilities and services available for online learning. Nitte University is one among the first twelve institutions in the country to receive this prestigious certification. The certificate was awarded in an online event held on 14-05-2020. The Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt of India, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, participated in this event. The University which had taken a proactive approach to develop E-Learning capacity was able to scale up its online reach during the recent lockdown period. Student learning is being successfully supported through delivery of e-Learning modules for self-study as well as live online classes.

Other rankings

AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences

  • Ranked 5th in the Dental Colleges of India Ranking by Week News magazine in 2019. 2nd Amongst Private Dental Colleges.
  • Ranked 20th in the Dental Colleges of India Ranking by Outlook News magazine in 2019.

KS Hegde Medical Academy

  • Ranked 23rd in the Medical Colleges of India Ranking by Outlook News magazine in 2019.
  • Ranked 29th in the Medical Colleges of India Ranking by Week News magazine in 2019. 7th among Private Medical Colleges in South Zone.